When I became a mom, I never imagined the struggle I would encounter once my son was able to eat solid food. His palate was not exactly what I hoped for so I had to get creative in the kitchen in order for him to take at least one bite.
He’s always liked eggs, cheese and potatoes. Those have been the magic ingredients in just about everything in his menu. Now that he’s in school, I have no idea if he eats enough to get him through the day and keep him focused. I usually figure this out when he gets home and is cranky.
One of those kid-friendly meals that make their way into the lunch box on a weekly basis are these five cheese breakfast nests. I am guarantee an empty lunch box and a full belly when these are packed. Because they include kid-friendly ingredients: eggs, cheese and potatoes, I am able to add chopped vegetables such as broccoli, spinach and cauliflower. Any little bit helps.
If you are struggling with your children, prepare these as a breakfast, brunch or even a snack. They are small enough to pack in a lunch box, are full of flavor and veggies, and are so convenient, you don’t even need silverware to enjoy.The recipe calls for minimal salt because Cacique® Four Quesos Blend Shredded Cheese and Cotija cheese are savory enough to give these tasty breakfasts nests the perfect flavor balance. Want to serve them to a group of adults? Add Cacique® beef, pork or soy chorizo and a few slices of Serrano peppers and you’ve got yourself a grown up version of this soon-to-be kid favorite.
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